On Wednesday, Dem Rep. Al Green took to the floor t not only shout about President Trump but also to introduce articles of impeachment. He chose not to force a vote on the articles (which would have been wildly defeated) but instead to let them expire, which means he can bring them back at ANY TIME.
But he is not accusing the President of committing any crimes, instead, these articles are based on Trump not being the right person for the job (essentially they are all Al Green’s opinions).
“Today, I rise to use the constitutionally prescribed political process of impeachment to speak truth to the most powerful man on earth, the president of the United States of America,” he said.
He then went on to say that the president had “betrayed trust” and that this was the reason to impeach. He began rambling that if a president says he thinks Hitler was right, then he shouldn’t be president, but then fails to make any connection to Trump other than his own opinion. He says Trump has “embraced racism”! Where? When?
“The public has been led to believe that a president must commit a crime to be impeached, which is not true,” Green said. “If any president persisted with the lie that ‘Hitler was right,’ he would be, and should be, impeached not for a crime, but for betraying his trust as president.”
This bill was doomed to fail from the start. But it is important to note that it was articles brought based on opinion, not fact behind it. And this is very dangerous territory/